Special Issue "Feature Papers in 'Conservation Biology and Biodiversity'"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 607
The anthropogenic destruction of biodiversity has been ongoing for centuries or even millennia in many areas of the Old World, but it has never been more intense than it was in the past century. The development of increasingly energy-intensive human populations, the expansion of cultivated plants and domestic animals, the diffusion of alien and invasive species, and the impacts of technologies are accelerating transformative processes of natural ecosystems at an unprecedented and uncontrollable rate. It is very important to make the theoretical and practical tools of conservation sciences available for the protection of the biosphere so that the biological evolution of populations can continue, generating new adaptations and contrasting extinctions.
Research on conservation biology is at the heights of its activity, boosted by unprecedented possibilities of collecting and modelling big data in the ecology of ecosystems and populations, population genomics, as well as microevolution and co-adaptation processes between components of the biosphere and the technosphere. We can now manage international institutions and regulatory instruments, as well as potential financial resources, though they are often inadequate for the implementation of conservation projects in the "Real World" of biodiversity. Therefore, we invite anyone interested to contribute their papers to the realization of the special issue in 'Conservation Biology and Biodiversity'.
Prof. Dr. Ettore Randi
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- population genomics and diversity
- adaptive introgression
- natural selection
- bottleneck and population fragmentation
- genetic drift
- gene flow
- extinction risk
- conservation units
- phylogenetics and systematics
- non-invasive genetic sampling
- environmental monitoring